Here’s a look with the other 3 shades of the Maybelline Color Tattoos that are out for Spring 2014: Pure Nude, Nude Compliment, and Stroke of Midnight. I’m not very happy with the way this look came out – you can read my thoughts at the bottom of the post.
Products used and how I created this look:
- Maybelline Pure Nude Color Tattoo Eyeshadow – Using a small synthetic brush, I applied this to my inner corner and along my lower lash line.
- Maybelline Nude Compliment Color Tattoo Eyeshadow – Using my ring finger, I blended this into my crease.
- Maybelline Stroke of Midnight Color Tattoo Eyeshadow – First, using my ring finger, I applied this to the outer 3/4 of my eyelid and blended it out slightly. To increase the intensity of the color, I applied another layer using a small synthetic brush. I attempted to blend it out but it dried very quickly and started flaking off.
- NYX Skinny Black Liner (twist up pencil) – I applied this to my upper waterline to darken the lash line and conceal gaps in my lashes.
- Lorac Front of the Line Pro in Black – I drew a thin line along my upper lash line and created a slight wing.
- Covergirl Lashblast Fusion Mascara in Very Black – I applied 1 coat to my upper and lower lashes.
- It Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye Corrector in Light – Using my ring finger, I patted a small amount of this corrector over my dark circles to help cancel them out.
- It Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye Concealer in Neutral Medium – Using my ring finger, I patted a small amount of this concealer over the corrector for a bit more coverage.
- It Cosmetics YBBB Your Brows But Better – I applied this lightly to the inner part of my brows to help fill in any gaps and applied it more heavily to the arches and ends of my brows. Using the spoolie end of this product, I combed through my brows to soften any harsh lines.
My thoughts on this look: This is my third attempt at doing a look with these three eyeshadows. The only one that really gave me issues was Stroke of Midnight which dried down too quickly to really blend out enough. It also started flaking off, which you can see by the outer corner of my eye. I wanted to incorporate it though so you would be able to see what all the colors look like on the eye. I really like the sliver glitter against the black, which gives it a very rock star vibe, but it just didn’t perform as well as I’d hoped. It very well could be that I’m just not that experienced with applying cream shadows, so don’t let this discourage you from checking these out if you are interested in them – especially if you already know you like this formula. Just be sure to choose a retailer with a good return policy in case you end up not liking them. I almost always use these as eyeshadow bases or use just one shade and do a quick sheer wash of color over my lid using only my fingers to apply and blend.